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04 Jun 2018

Germany leads G7 in climate pledges but lags behind in implementation – report

Overseas Development Institute

German climate policy announcements are the most ambitious among all of the western industrialised nations in the G7 but the country only comes second to last in the group when it comes to ending support for fossil fuel use, the think tank Overseas Development Institute (ODI) says in a report on the G7’s support payments for fossil fuels. According to the ODI, the G7 spend at least 100 billion dollars in subsidies every year that “may hinder or delay” the shift towards a decarbonised energy system, out of which Germany contributes around 18 billion dollars. “Despite being the most transparent about the scale of its fossil fuel subsidies, Germany is lagging behind ending support for fossil fuel-based power,” the ODI says.

Find the report in English here and infographics on all countries in English here.

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